Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Maryland Sierra Club seeking 2019 Interns

The Sierra Club is a nonprofit organization that focuses on protecting natural and wildlife resources, monitoring legislation, and educating the public about environmental issues. You do not necessarily have to be an environmental major to be involved with the Sierra Club - we are looking for students within any major that are willing to work hard, learn about the issues, and to bring new ideas and enthusiasm to their work.  

As a grassroots environmental nonprofit, the Maryland Sierra Club offers many internship opportunities for those passionate about advocating for a safer, healthier planet. At our office conveniently located on Route 1, students can take advantage of diverse openings in office management & administration, outdoor education, political environmental advocacy, communications & marketing, web design, community organizing, event planning, and policy research.

Our interns become part of the office team and are essential to accomplishing many of the Chapter’s environmental conservation goals. Working side by side with staff and lead volunteers, interns get the opportunity to see how a grassroots non­ profit works, gain valuable real world experience, and become the next generation of activist leaders.

For Winter and Spring 2019, we have the following internships available:
  • Administrative Assistant
    Chapter Coordinator
  • Clean Energy
  • Beyond Natural Gas Organizing
  • Communications / Web Media / Radio
  • Conservation Outings
  • Invasive Plant Removal / Stewardship Field
  • Transportation Organizing
  • Legislative
For more information, internship descriptions, and how to arrange college credit, please visit:

To apply:
  1. Send a cover letter, resume, and a two-­page writing sample to internships@mdsierra.org. Please have your name on each document title.
  2. Fill out this survey after you send in your materials:  

Apply early for best priority.  

Sierra Club Maryland Chapter
7338 Baltimore Ave, Suite 102
College Park, MD 20740
Office: 301-277-7111  

Monday, December 10, 2018

Education Abroad Programs (Including New Oxford Program) for Biology and Pre-medical Students: Evening Presentation

Information Session: Education Abroad Programs (Including New Oxford Program) for Biology and Pre-medical Students

Presenters:  Lindsey Jane Marie Sitler, Education Abroad
Todd Cooke, Integrated Life Sciences

Date and Time:  Monday, December 10th @ 6-7 PM

New Location: 1205 Cambridge Community Center (CCC)

General information about the Education Abroad Programs in Biology and Pre-medicine: Go to the search engine at: https://globalmaryland.umd.edu/offices/education-abroad/search-programs, type "Biology" in the Course Topics Offered box, and click the Search button.

Oxford Program:  ILS and the Honors College are collaborating with the Education Abroad Office to sponsor a new program at Oxford University starting next Fall 2019.  The program is still being designed, but it looks like current UMD sophomores and juniors majoring in the life sciences, especially biology and biochemistry, will have sufficient course backgrounds to take the advanced courses offered at Oxford.  Due to the competitive nature of Oxford admissions, it is strongly recommended that any applicant to this particular program should have a GPA of at least 3.90 at the time of application.

Contact person: Todd Cooke at tjcooke@umd.edu

Friday, December 7, 2018

Adele’s Circle of Women 2019 Scholarship Application

Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship grants annual scholarships to help deserving students who advance the role of women and girls in their academic studies and activities, who plan to further this leadership in their personal and professional lives.  The scholarship seeks to aid emerging student leaders and/or recognize accomplished student leaders.  The five scholarships provide a $500 award to a current University of Maryland undergraduate or graduate student.  Established in 2015, the Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship is generously funded by Terp alumnae. 

Eligibility Requirements for five (5) $500 scholarships:
  • Previous recipients of Adele’s Circle of Women Scholarship are not eligible to apply.
  • Current UMD student (undergraduate or graduate)
    • Emerging Student Leaders:
      • One (1) First Year Student
      • One (1) Second Year Student
    • Accomplished Student Leaders:
      • One (1) Third Year Student
      • One (1) Fourth Year Student
      • One (1) Graduate Student
  • In good academic standing with the University
  • First, Second and Third Year students must plan to stay enrolled at the University of Maryland the following year
  • Demonstrates good citizenship and a positive attitude
The application for this award is below. Interested students should complete the application and submit it to Terry Zacker, Stamp Scholarship Coordinator, at tzacker@umd.edu or via campus mail to 3100 Stamp Student Union.
Applications are due no later than February 1, 2019 to be considered for a 2018-2019 award.  Awards will be given at Adele’s Circle of Women spring event – HerStory.  All applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the event to be held on Tuesday evening, April 16, 2019 in the Stamp Student Union.
Interested students should complete the application at  https://orgsync.com/84788/forms/346304/submission .  If you have any questions, please email tzacker@umd.edu.

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Boren Scholarships for Critical Languages - Last Call!

Are you strongly focused on studying a critical language, and using your language skills in your career? Are you very interested in working for the US government in an internationally-related role? If so, learn about the Boren Scholarship program by writing to us at nsepboren@umd.edu 

The Boren Scholarship is aimed at undergraduates (US citizens) who want to study abroad for one or two semesters (preferably) in 2019-20 in non-traditional regions and countries, and who are interested in learning the languages of those areas. Maryland has ranked # 1 in the nation in Boren Scholarships awarded for the past 7 years!!!

Eligible regions include Africa, South Asia, East and Southeast Asia, Eastern Europe and former Soviet Republics, Latin America, and the Middle East. (Boren Scholarships MAY NOT be used for study in Western Europe, Canada, Australia, or New Zealand.) The Boren program has special opportunities for learning languages of Africa, South Asia, and Indonesia.

Eligibility: Applicants must be US Citizens; all classes (freshmen through seniors) and majors eligible. Must be strongly interestsed in Government service.

*The Boren Scholarship is a U.S. Government-funded award that seeks applicants who have a strong interest in future Government service; the award carries a one-year service expectation.*

To make an appointment to speak with UMD's Boren Scholarship advisor write to: nsepboren@umd.edu - meeting before the start of winter break is important.

All Maryland applicants for the Boren Scholarship must take part in a required campus review process which is designed to help you strengthen your application. The deadline for Maryland¹s review process is FRIDAY, JANUARY 25, 2019.

Francis DuVinage, Director - Leslie Brice, Assistant Direct

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Paid Outreach Assistant Positions UMD Infant and Child Studies Consortium

Join our team! Faculty members from the Infant and Child Studies research group are looking to hire several paid outreach assistants to assist in recruiting families for child development research studies. This is an ideal position for students interested in cognitive or developmental science, marketing/communications/public relations, or science for the public. Must enjoy working with children! Recruiters attend local community events and talk to parents about supporting our research and participating in ICS studies. The schedule is flexible. Hours vary per week depending on the event schedule, ranging from 2-10 most weeks. Pay will thus depend on hours worked any particular week. 

How To Apply:
Please send a resume, cover letter, and availability for December 11th for an interview to Mary-Charlotte Wasserbach at mcwasser@terpmail.umd.edu.

Open Eboard Positions for Net Impact STEM

Are you a STEM major interested in social and environmental issues who wants to make an impact?
Net Impact is an organization that does exactly this--and more, to empower student leaders and help leave your mark on the community. Part of impact "stems" from the belief that design can be used to solve challenges. As a chapter, we will host an array of events/programs during the year such as: design sprints to help solve a sustainability challenge in a low-income neighborhood, career fairs, pro-bono consulting for non-profits, speakers on the topic of climate change, campaigns about the importance of being a global citizen, and so much more. We currently looking for student leaders to fill our eboard positions of: Vice President, VP Sustainability, Chair Social Impact and Treasurer. Applications are due December 6th by 5pm.

 Application Form:

Poetic Justice 12/5

2019 Michelle Humanick Scholarship - Applications Due Dec 16

Applications for the 2019 Michelle Humanick Scholarship are now being accepted. Please read below for eligibility requirements and to access the application. 

Michelle Humanick Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
  • Be a non-traditional, full-time registered degree-seeking undergraduate student at the University of Maryland, College Park during the semester for which the award is made
  • Have completed at least one full semester of enrollment at a college or university and/or be enrolled at the time of application;
  • Have at least one semester of study left at UMCP before receiving a degree; and 
  • Be able to apply the full amount of the award to tuition, living expenses or schooling expenses, such as textbooks or equipment, in the semester for which the scholarship is awarded and as can be disbursed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
To learn more about Michelle's legacy, this scholarship in her honor and to apply, please visit http://humanickscholarship.umd.edu/gethelp.html
Deadline to apply is December 16, 2018, at 11:59 p.m.
For questions or additional information please contact Tracy Kiras at 301.314.3030. 

Monday, December 3, 2018

Terps For Change Applications Are Now Open!

Hello UMD Students! As the semester winds down, we wanted you to be reminded about a service-learning opportunity available next Spring from the TerpService Program in the LCSL office at STAMP. Below you will find more information on T4C as well as links to more information and the application. Spots are limited, and site priority is first come, first serve. 
Apply now at: go.umd.edu/t4c

AIGAUMD 'Pajamas & Portfolios' 12/6 & Clothing Drive

AIGAUMD, the student chapter of the national organization AIGA — American Institute of Graphic Arts is hosting a holiday clothing drive with all collections going to the Rio Grande Valley Humanitarian Respite Center (https://www.catholiccharitiesrgv.org/HumanitarianRespiteCenter.shtml), an organization that provides support and aid to families being separated at the southern border. As students begin to pack up for winter break and go through their closets, we a box outside of ASY 2322 to collect all gently used clothing donations.

We also are hosting a final event, "Pajamas and Portfolios,” next Thursday, December 6th at 7pm. It will be a relaxed potluck evening of designing and reviewing students’ portfolios, as well as going over potential website hosts and other ways to present those portfolios. We hope that this will be a good basis for students to utilize over the break as they build up portfolios for job and internship applications in the spring. Here’s the link to the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/2332522786822256/

Kits 4 Encouragement (K4E) Giving Tuesday Event, 12/4

UMD startup, Kits 4 Encouragement (K4E), formed by current MBA students and Honors College alum, has just launched! K4E sells mystery box care packages that you can send to friends (or even yourself) at go.umd.edu/kits  

K4E is keeping Giving Tuesday going with a special two-hour sale on December 4. From 7pm-9pm, a portion of the proceeds of kits purchased will be donated to a charitable organization! Free on-campus delivery/pickup can be coordinated. Please spread the word about this new venture and special two-hour sale. Be sure to check out K4E’s Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram for fun giveaways!

Friday, November 30, 2018

UM School of Medicine Summer Research Program - Info Session Dec. 6

University of Maryland Scholars Summer Research Program (UM Scholars)
A summer at the University of Maryland School of Medicine

Information Session for Summer 2019
Thursday, December 6, 4:30-6:30pm
Biology-Psychology Building Room 1250 GP Lecture Room

Exciting summer research opportunity at the University of Maryland School of Medicine for sophomores and juniors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics study fields.  Program includes 10 weeks of biomedical research mentored by faculty at the School of Medicine and enrichment experiences throughout the summer.  Stipends included.  The program is an excellent opportunity for those interested in research and interested in pursing MD, PhD, or MD-PhD degrees.

Please see attached announcement flyer for details.  Please RSVP by December 5 if interested.

Gilman Scholarship for Study Abroad - Up to $5,000

Are you a US CITIZEN receiving a PELL GRANT (a federal need-based educational grant)? 

Are you thinking about STUDY ABROAD in Summer 2019, Fall 2019, or Academic Year 2019-20?  

SCHOLARSHIP, which provides up to $5,000 for study abroad students with financial need who receive Pell Grants. In the last two years 54 University of Maryland students have won Gilman Scholarships!

To learn more, complete a short questionnaire here or write to us at gilman@umd.edu - we'll give you access to our ELMS resource site for Gilman applicants, which includes samples of successful application essays and advice about preparing a strong application.

We also hold a series of info sessions--please RSVP to gilman@umd.eduto indicate which one you would like to attend:

Thursday, Dec. 6, 10:00 - 10:30 am, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Thursday, Dec. 6, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 1201 Marie Mount Hall
Friday, Dec. 7, 10:00 - 10:30 am, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Friday, Dec. 7, 4:00 - 4:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall
Monday, Dec. 10, 12:00 - 12:30 pm, 2403A Marie Mount Hall

Learning about the Gilman Scholarship early will help you submit a strong application by the March 5, 2019 deadline!

Eligibility Requirements: US Citizens - Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors - All Majors - Must be studying abroad for at least 3 weeks - Must be receiving a Pell Grant.

Application Deadline: March 5, 2019

UMD National Scholarships Office
2403 Marie Mount Hall
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Student Position Available (winter break) - Garden Research Assistant

Stamp recently received some grant funding to transcribe the entries made in the Chapel journals.  More information on the Garden and the journals can be found online.  We're looking for multiple students who can work approximately 20 hours over winter break to digitize these entries for future projects. Pay will be $12/hour.  Applications can be found online at https://stampunion.umd.edu/employment/ and are due December 5. If students have questions, they can contact either Sophie Tullier (stullier@umd.edu) or Denise McHugh, Manager of the Memorial Chapel (dmchugh@umd.edu).